President/Chair & Registrant since 1979
Dr. Folen is the Executive Director of the Hawaii Psychological Association. From 1984–2016, Dr. Folen worked at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii where he was the first Chief of the Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology Service and later became the Chief of the Department of Psychology in 2007. He also served as the Co-Director of the Virtual Reality Research Laboratory at Pacific Telehealth & Technology HUI in Honolulu. Dr. Folen’s research and professional interests span a wide range of issues including primary care psychology, telehealth, psychopharmacology and biofeedback.
Dr. Sammons is responsible for the management and operations of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He is Editor of the Journal of Health Service Psychology. He represents the organization at local and national psychology meetings and plays an integral role as a liaison with related psychology and multidisciplinary organizations. He regularly contributes content to National Register publications and digital content, including the Journal of Health Service Psychology, e-newsletters, clinical webinars, and the Clinical Consult podcast series. Dr. Sammons also oversees the review of credentialing documentation to ensure that all applicants meet specific standards.